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  1. Susan Robertson says:

    Dear Sylvie,

    I very much enjoyed talking with you at the memorial for my brother-in-law, Chris Goodine. The Brittany (Breton?) sugar cookies were lovely with tea; I still look forward to the recipe. It was a treat to explore your blog; I’ve subscribed to the newsletter. I’m eager to try your plum cake using whatever good fruit I can find. Maybe we’ll meet again in VA. What fun to remember pawpaws!



  2. sylvie says:

    Susan – I enjoyed meeting you very much — although I wished it had been under less trying circumstances.

    The recipe for the cookies is here:

    As far as quantities in Cups etc:
    250 grams of all purpose flour = (2C) + more for dusting
    150 g of sugar (= 3/4 C)
    10 g baking powder (= 2 teaspoons baking powder)
    1 large pinch of salt (omit salt if you are using salted butter)
    75 g of cool butter, cut in small pieces (= 5 Tablespoons)
    1 large egg, beaten
    15 ml of milk (more if needed) = 1 tablespoon – sometime you need a lot more – depends on your flour and the weather – up to 4T for me
    for the egg wash: 1 small egg yolk, beaten with a little water

  3. Melanie Fein says:

    Enjoy your website VERY much!!

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